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Charlotte "Chuck" Charles
Lillian "Lily" Charles
When Lily and Vivian are about to swim, their positions (left and right side of the screen) change during shots.
Trivia: The slide of Young Chuck, which Lily and Vivian admire, shows Chuck wearing a "Jews For Cheeses" shirt. In a bit of planned irony, Jews for Cheeses is a homophone for Jews for Jesus.
Trivia: Napoleon LeNez's last name is French for "the nose."
Ned: Do you really think people can change their lives by smelling the right smell.
Emerson: If so, I'm getting me some cash potpourri.
Vivian: Chlorine. Lily used to say it reminded her of bottled sunshine.
Lily: Now it reminds me of children without bladder control.
Chuck: That is pungent!
Emerson: Yeah. Pungent like fried chicken grilled on a bed of hair.
Vivian: I think it's brave to try to be happy.
Olive: (watching TV) Look, there's the killer.
(Oscar walks into The Pie Hole)
Chuck: Look, there's the killer.
Olive: Oh, Lord.
Emerson: LeNez's about to make a statement. And as witnesses to the most recent attempt on his life, we also have to make a statement. And that we don't include you.
Chuck: Why not? I witnessed the latest attempt.
Emerson: That don't change the fact that there's a grave out there that you're supposed to be in. What're you gonna tell people when they ask you who you are?
Chuck: I'll say that I'm somebody that I'm not.
Emerson: Oh! "Hey somebody, can I see some ID?"
Chuck: Oh! Then I'll be polite and say, "Oh, I'm sorry I forgot my purse and I've got no pockets."
Emerson: Uh huh… well, "Hey somebody see, now I'm gonna need to see some ID on the count that you look just like that dead girl that got herself killed on that tropical cruise."
Ned: Okay, if that happens I'll say something like "What is this? A police state?" (pause) If I ever say that it means I'm having a panic attack.
Vivian: Lily doesn't believe in water anymore, she thinks it's a waste of a perfectly good tumbler.
Olive: Look carefully, ladies; this is your future.
Lily: Is it vodka?
Lily: As in Russian for vodka?
Ned: I've had girlfriends but there were always extraneous factors.
Emerson: (about Ned's love life) I must admit I am curious. Hell, before dead girl came along, I didn't know what you liked, or if you liked, or if you had anything to like with. For all I know, you could have been one of those people who was born with both but didn't use either.
Anita: Am I going to see my grandma now?
Emerson: As far as you know.
Ned: That's a yes!
Annita: Is God mad at me?
Chuck: No, no, God is not mad at you.
Ned: Somebody's mad at somebody.
Ned: It's The Pie Hole, not The Cupcake Hole.
Ned: Surprise has never been a very good word for me.
Narrator: The mere sight of each other left the Pie Maker and the girl named Chuck feeling exactly like they wanted to feel: safe and warm and loved.
Olive: Hi, Emerson.
Emerson: (unimpressed) Hey, Olive.
Chuck: He said I smelled like honey.
Oscar: Like you've been dipped in it. (smells Chuck's wrist) There's something else you smell like.
Chuck: I know. Death. It's my perfume.
Oscar: You're not wearing perfume. No. This isn't death. It's something else altogether.
Oscar: You'd be surprised what you can hear when you press your ear to the right pipe.
(Lily offers Olive a pair of her swim fins)
Olive: I can wear them? You mean it? On my feet?
Lily: Unless you're cursed with a sixth toe. You're not, are you?
Olive: No, no. Five fingers. Five toes. Us Snooks are boring that way. I had a cousin with a third nipple. He'd let you see it for a dollar.
Vivian: How fascinating.
Lily: And a bargain, too.
Emerson: Your book was a bomb.
Napoleon: Who are you to criticize my life's work?!
Emerson: Your book was a bomb. It exploded.
Narrator: Anxious to sniff out more information, our heroes sought out Napoleon LeNez, scratch-'n-sniff author, in his suite above the city and immediately found themselves in an alarming situation.
Napoleon: Do not be alarmed by the situation.
Narrator: Private investigator Emerson Cod was enjoying the latest issue of Knit-Wit magazine. His literary outlet for knitting humor.
Chuck: You know, you could do with loosening up a bit.
Ned: I don't do loose. I prefer tightly wound. Not shapeless with extra room for surprises.
(Ned almost runs into Chuck)
Chuck: Maybe I should wear a bell.
Chuck: I'm not wearing a bell.
Olive: Oh, isn't it great we can joke? Now that we know that there's nothing going on between us and never was. It can be funny. I bet this sort of thing happens all the time between adults. Mixed romantic messages. In no time we'll be looking back and laugh until we wet the rug. Which we'll then want to shampoo. Couple times. Possibly three, depending on what we been drinking.
Emerson: Death by scratch-'n'-sniff. What the hell happened to people shooting each other with guns?
Ned: We're not lost. We're following the yellow thick hose.
This episode was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-camera Series.
Denmark: March 14, 2008 on SBS Net
Latin America: May 22, 2008 on Warner Channel
The Netherlands: September 23, 2008 on Net 5
Belgium: November 19, 2008 on VT4
Germany: December 3, 2008 on ProSieben
Greece: December 20, 2008 on Star
Finland: March 3, 2009 on Sub
Australia: May 19, 2009 on W
Sweden: August 2, 2009 on TV3
Czech Republic: February 14, 2010 on Prima
Slovakia: August 3, 2010 on Markiza
The title card has changed. Instead of a bunch of daisies in a field forming the title, now a finger touches a dead daisy with the title on it and the camera goes underground with the roots of the daisy forming the words "Created by Bryan Fuller".
Field Cate is listed in the opening guest credits for the first time.
Vivian Charles sings Morning Has Broken by Eleanor Farjeon in 1922. The song was popularized by Cat Stevens in the early 1970s.
Although not listed in the credits, Sammi Hanratty (Young Chuck) makes a brief appearance in this episode in her aunts' stereoscopic slides.
The scene where LeNez is sniffing Ned and subsequently causes Chuck to giggle is a reference to the classic 1964 film Mary Poppins. Chuck is giggling when LeNez is sniffing Ned, and he moves swiftly toward her, which makes her stop giggling instantly. In Mary Poppins, Mary is measuring Michael and says something, which causes Jane to giggle. But as soon as Mary moves over to Jane to measure her, Jane stops giggling instantly.
Lily: Now, for the love of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie...
Referencing the early TV series, first seen in the late '40s, with Fran Allison as the human host and puppets Kukla (a clown-like figure) and Ollie (Oliver the Dragon). The original series ended in 1957. It was later brought back for CBS Children's Film Festival and a PBS series.
Oscar Vibenius' first appearance in the sewer visually and musically evokes the Caped Crusader as presented by Tim Burton. Incidentally, Paul Reubens appeared in Tim Burton's Batman Returns.
Chuck: I'm not Quasimodo in the bell tower.
In an extended metaphor, Chuck and Ned compare her living arrangements to that of the isolated title character of Victor Hugo's classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Napoleon: When I suggested you gentlemen leave, I didn't mean the penthouse, but this mortal coil.
Napoleon is paraphrasing Hamlet's famous soliloquy. Mortal coil refers to the world of the living. The original line is: "For in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil must give us pause."
Chuck: He said you were a C.H.U.D.
Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers were monsters created for the 1984 horror movie C.H.U.D.
Olive: What are the stages of death? Something, something, something, something, acceptance?
Olive's unreliable memory is trying to reference Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's seminal book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first described the five stages of grief. The five stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Chuck: Let's follow the yellow thick hose.
As made clear by the delivery of the characters, this quote is based on the famous lyric from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz: "Follow the yellow brick road."
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